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Travels with Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

By Aidan Dooley


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In 2001, actor Aidan Dooley wrote a play about a Kerryman called Tom Crean who stood shoulder to shoulder with Scott and Shackleton on three legendary trips to the unexplored Antarctic. Crean’s phenomenal feats of bravery in extreme conditions earned him a rare medal for valour, pinned on him by King George. But few people knew about this unsung hero. In this enthralling, funny and moving account, Aidan tells the story of his journey with Tom Crean; how the play was written, and how it grew from an unknown show with an unknown actor into an award-winning hit that has been performed from Dublin to Dubai, and from Broadway to the Antarctic ice. This is a tale of fortitude and courage – on stage and in the savage beauty at the bottom of the world.

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Published: 2016
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm
  • Number of pages: 192
  • ISBN: 9781848892835
  • Illustrations note: Colour photos,
Travels with Tom Crean Aidan Dooley